You may have heard Nancy Pearl during one of her appearances on NPR’s Morning Edition where she opines about all things books. A former librarian, she is the creator of the first community-wide reading program back in 1998, which led the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to undertake their On the Same Page effort. As part of the wrap-up to this year’s On the Same Page, Nancy Pearl will appear via Skype at the downtown branch of the library on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00pm. But first, she joins Mark Perzel by phone to talk about the origins of community reading programs, her lifelong love of books, and her incredibly popular Librarian Action figure.
Dick Waller is a familiar face and name around the Cincinnati music community. He was the principal clarinetist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for many years, and during that time, he founded the Linton Chamber Music Series. But what many did not know was that, starting in 1974, he began painting as a stress reliever from his work with the symphony. Now, in retirement, he’s decided to begin exhibiting his paintings. Sunday afternoon will be the opening of Music at an Exhibition, showcasing over 100 of his works, at theClifton Cultural Arts Center. Dick Waller is in our studio with Mark Perzel to talk about his passion for painting and why he is now ready to share them with the rest of the community.
Jackson Landers, a hunter, writer and adventurer, recently spent a year and a half tracking down and eating invasive species from around the world. He’s written a book about what he ate and where called Eating Aliens and he talks about the reasons behind this adventure with Thane Maynard.